expedience

noun
ex·​pe·​di·​ence | \ ik-ˈspē-dē-ən(t)s How to pronounce expedience (audio) \

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the proven expedience of the carrot over the stick in getting the most out of people

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But airports are stressful places where many of us are inclined to trade all sorts of liberties for the promise of safety or expedience. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019 But airports are stressful places where many of us are inclined to trade all sorts of liberties for the promise of safety or expedience. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019 But airports are stressful places where many of us are inclined to trade all sorts of liberties for the promise of safety or expedience. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019 But airports are stressful places where many of us are inclined to trade all sorts of liberties for the promise of safety or expedience. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019 But airports are stressful places where many of us are inclined to trade all sorts of liberties for the promise of safety or expedience. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019 But airports are stressful places where many of us are inclined to trade all sorts of liberties for the promise of safety or expedience. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Don’t smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trap," 10 June 2019 Where the pure political expedience kicked in with Clinton was his decision during his 1996 reelection campaign to jettison all his years of seriousness in trying to find a fair, workable welfare reform plan. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 10 July 2018 Ryan said of the political expedience of Trump’s white nationalist rhetoric. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Paul Ryan wants you to know he has identified what’s wrong with the Republican Party," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of expedience

1548, in the meaning defined above

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